Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography

Joseph Henry Blackburne A Chess Biography During a career spanning than years J H Blackburne won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments at his peak becoming one of the world s top three chess maste
  • Title: Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography
  • Author: Tim Harding
  • ISBN: 9780786474738
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography
    During a career spanning than 50 years, J.H Blackburne 1841 1924 won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world s top three chess masters A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries, entertaining and teaching amateur players, he astDuring a career spanning than 50 years, J.H Blackburne 1841 1924 won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world s top three chess masters A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries, entertaining and teaching amateur players, he astonished his contemporaries by the ease with which he played the game without sight of the chessboard At 21, he set a world record for such exhibitions, competing against 12 club players simultaneously, and he continued to perform blindfold into his sixties.
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  • Tim Harding

    Timothy David Harding was born in London in 1948, and started playing competitive chess while at school After reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, he was caught up in the Bobby Fischer boom and started playing chess at a quite high level and writing on the game mostly under the byline T D Harding Tim s latest book Eminent Victorian Chess Players Ten Biographies was published in February and he is now researching a detailed work on one of its subjects, J H Blackburne In 1976 Tim moved to Dublin, Ireland, where he worked in various literary capacities He played on the Irish team at the 1984 Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece, and earned the title of Senior International Master of Correspondence Chess From 1996 2005 Tim edited the magazine Chess Mail but became increasingly interested in the history of the game, which has been the subject of his recent books In 2009 Trinity College Dublin awarded Tim the degree of PhD at for his dissertation on chess history and he works there as a part time tutor in modern European history His book Correspondence Chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824 1987 , which expanded on some aspects of his dissertation, was shortlisted for the English Chess Federation s Book of the Year award in 2011 Some of his articles can be read online at chessmail.Four of Tim s earlier books are still in print and he is considering launching e books of some of them.Since completing his doctorate, Tim has also been developing an historical project on links between Ireland and Burma Myanmar, the country where his mother was born, and he expects to publish on this subject in two or three years.

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  • Great book but extremely expensive almost a 100 in Canada out of the price range of most players you really have to want this book bad or you might be a serious collector like I am to fork over the money for it frankly I m at a loss why a book on Joseph Henry Blackburne costs so much yet a book on Mikhail Chigorin by Jimmy Adams who was just as good and a fierce attacker is only 50.00 a reasonable price It s a very meaty book with 18 chapters and over 1184 games extremely well researched I doub [...]



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